Meniscus surgery

Meniscus surgery – what is it exactly?

Meniscus surgery is one of the most common procedures performed on the knee. Generally, meniscus surgeries are done minimally invasively, so there is no long downtime. The meniscus acts as a shock absorber, so to speak, during all kinds of movements. They are fibrocartilages shaped like a crescent. They are designed to increase the contact area between the two bones in the knee and stabilize the knee joint.

There are a total of two menisci per knee, divided into inner and outer meniscus. If meniscus damage or a meniscus tear now occurs, surgery may be necessary. As a rule, meniscus surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and takes between 5 and 20 minutes at our center.